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Camerata & Emily Wurramara


Thu 6 Oct, 2022


Powerhouse Theatre

Adult $56*
Concession $51*

*plus transaction fee $6.90




75 mins

Ages + Warnings

Suitable for all ages

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra

Soulful vocals meet soaring strings when award-winning First Nations performer Emily Wurramara shares the stage with Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra.

In this exciting collaboration, Emily’s spirited storytelling will be enriched by the powerful string sounds of Camerata. Singing in both English and her Peoples’ language, Anindilyakwa, Emily will perform a selection of her original songs as well as some of Camerata’s favourite pieces.

A seasoned performer who has taken her music around the country and abroad, Emily’s passion for culture and heritage resonates with every beat of her deeply personal songs.

Messages of Country, healing and redemption swirl within the syllables and strings of this powerful performance – taking listeners on a journey through the most personal, intimate corners of the music.

The programme will also feature a world premiere work for string orchestra, by Camerata’s Emerging Composer-in-Residence, Alexander Voltz.


Camerata and Brisbane Powerhouse thank Anthe Philippides and Tim and Gina Fairfax for their donations to enable this exciting artistic and musical collaboration, and for creating opportunities for Australian artists.






Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1987 by acclaimed string educator Elizabeth Morgan AM, as an idealistic ensemble of emerging Artists which she then formed into a professional chamber orchestra in 2005.

Performing without a conductor, the Artistic Associates and their guest artists proudly take full ownership of the music to form a thriving, refreshing and acclaimed voice within the Australian arts landscape.

The constantly evolving group undertakes a major concert season annually in both Brisbane and Toowoomba. In addition, the orchestra perform regularly in festivals, collaborations, regional tours, live-to-air national broadcasts, recording, and fundraising activities.

As a Queensland ensemble, Camerata provides career and performance opportunities for string players who wish to build a professional, international career from Brisbane, and as a point of attraction for those returning from overseas.

Camerata’s primary aim is to empower artists, inspire audiences, and enrich communities through music. Camerata performs a variety of styles of music in traditional and non-traditional spaces throughout the state and delivers workshops, school talks and concerts to support the education of young string players.

Camerata has a reputation for innovation and interesting and adventurous programming. The ensemble is extremely flexible in its repertoire and in the way it combines works in programs, playing the core “classics” as well as new and recent music, and Australian music. Camerata regularly works with performers outside the ‘classical’ sector.

Camerata has established itself as a chamber orchestra of national significance with an outstanding track record of artistic achievement.


Originating from Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, the AIR award-winning and ARIA-nominated artist released an 11-track album Milyakburra, educating and informing in both English and Anindilyakwa languages. The critically acclaimed 2018 album features the emotive Lady Blue (over 6.5 million Spotify streams) and Black Smoke, amassing over 1.2 million Spotify streams and rotation on Triple J, ABC Local and 10 weeks in the AMRAP charts.

Emily has performed on many global stages including Woodford Folk Festival, Bluesfest, TEDX Sydney, GARMA, Port Fairy Folk Festival, BIGSOUND and International Folk Alliance showcases in Kansas, Canada and New Orleans, as well as, shows in Chicago, New York, Paris and across so called Australia.

She has also toured and played with iconic artists including Archie Roach, Mavis Staples, John Farnham, Busby marou, Coloured Stones, Missy Higgins, Shellie Morris, Jessica Mauboy, Cat empire and John butler, just to name a few!

Emily is a six time Queensland Music Award winner, she was selected for the AMP Tomorrow Maker Award and won AIR Award’s Best Blues and Roots Album of the Year.

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We acknowledge the Jagera/Turrbal peoples, the First Nation Traditional Owners of the land on which we gather. We pay respects to all Elders past and present and acknowledge the young leaders who are working beside our Elders in our cultural industries. We recognise all First Nation peoples as the original storytellers of these lands and acknowledge the important role they continue to play in our community.

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